Thursday, June 30, 2016

June 2016 Totals

June 2016  -     272 km
YTD         - 1793.3 km

One race the Niagara 50Ker ... it was a good day!  

Last Run of June 2016

5K the usual way to wrap up June.   Glad this month is behind me... is it August yet?  

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

A good day

Amazing what 2 sleep cycles and a bit of sunshine and fitness will do for a fellow.   Logged a little 5.6 Ker on the backyard trail this afternoon.   I was disciplined recovering with "1" Beer and a float around the pool!  

Had this Stones Tune stuck in my head today ...

There've been good times
There've been bad times
I have my share of hard times too
But I lost my faith in the world
Honey, when I lost you
Remember the good times we've had together
Don't you want them back again?
Though these hard times are bugging me now
Honey, now it's a sin
There's gotta be trust in this world
Or it won't get very far
Well, trust in someone
Or there's gonna be war

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Sunday

Had some company on today's run.  Grant dropped in for a little one logging 10.2 Ks on the McCormick Loop.    No beer this time ...LOL


Yesterday ,  Saturday I logged 10.4 very warm Ks on the backyard trail.  Enjoyed some hammock time afterwards good music and beer.   Haven't had more then a couple in awhile and now it's 2:30 am and I once again have proven to myself that alcohol is really a depressant.

Friday, June 24, 2016

I needed that trail today

Yesterday was a strest day and today started about the same way.  By the time I came home I was done and the only thing I wanted to and had to do was a Trail Run.   Logged a little 5Ker then spent a few minutes at the pool just chilling and enjoying a cold Beer.   It only gets better from here ... I hope!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


5K done on my meal break today ...nuff said!

Two Run Tuesday

Logged a little 5.6 Ker on the backyard trail after work yesterday.  Sure needed to get some dirt under foot!  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lunch Monday

5K the usual way on my meal break this morning.   Just a wee bit of DOMS after Saturdays 50Ker and the feet are pretty trashed too otherwise 100% A OK!

Niagara Photos

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hanover Track

Just a little 5Ker this morning with Grant on the Track in Hanover.  He started at 7am and I thought he was going for 5 hours but was only planning a 3 hour run..oops!   I ran enough yesterday so no big deal .... I think I will do a little 5Ker in the heat this afternoon then hit the hammock.    

Just a little Garmin Humor ... honest I was following the track!

Niagara Ultra 50K - Saturday June 18, 2016

 Did one of my favorite races of the year yesterday the Niagara Ultra.   Nothing quite compares to running past  the Vineyards of NOTL then into the Tourist area of " The Falls " then turning around and running back.  This race is famous for being hot and if its a sunny day there is a ton of exposure just adding to the fun. I was really solid through 30K then the heat started to catch up with me and I slowed from a 6:00 to 6:20 - 6:30 pace.   I managed things reasonably well running to the edge of what it was I could do.  Did 9 Gels and an equal number of S Caps.   I was concerned about the energy and the effect of a 15 lb weight loss would have so I was extra vigilant on the calories!  So I had a really good day considering the 30+ C heat and Sun.   Best part was chatting with new and old friends ....  I like to think of them as my extended family.  Until you immerse yourself in the brother and sister hood of Ultra Running you could not even begin to understand the bond that exists between us all ... a loving and caring family that accepts all,  I am blessed!

These numbers are cool...


Event Date : 18-06-2016Event Location : Niagara on the Lake Ontario
Event Type : RunningEvent Description : 50 Km
Total Entrants : 207Total Finishers : 180
Male Entries : 97Male Finishers : 88
Female Entries : 110Female Finishers : 92
Unknown Entries : 0Unknown Finishers : 0
 Out of 207 hardy souls that braved the heat of Niagara I finished in 37th place.   There were 97 Men entered  ( we got chicked at the start with 110 Woman entered ) and I placed 24th.  In my age group 55-59 there were  11 finishers and I placed 2nd.

Garmin #s ...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lunch again!

Another 5Ker on my meal break.  No more running until Niagara on Saturday.  Going to start an upper body weight routine after work.  

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday Lunch

5K the usual way at lunch today.

Tried to wear my HR strap for the first time in nearly 4 weeks.... it fell down around my hips LOL!  Today's run went by in a flash as I was thinking about the future.   Its funny how when I look back minutes seem like hours but when I look forward minutes seem like seconds.  

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Treadmill Day 2

2nd 5Ker on the good old treadmill done at lunch today.  Hoping for at least a little 5Ker after work ... trail time!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Back to work Monday

Today was the first time in three weeks that I ran on the treadmill after my no holiday vacation.   Logged a little 5Ker the usual way.   The holly smoked surprise was when I jumped on the scale after running and weighed in at 163 lbs.   This is the lightest I have ever been since my teens and I am in a bit of trouble being that my "Ultra" season weight is around mid to upper 170s.  Essentially I have no body fat as a fuel reserve so I better be careful to fuel properly until I put some weight back on.

Looking forward to the Niagara 50Ker this weekend really looking forward to it.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Windy Sunday

25Ks done on the track with Grant today.  Randomly bumped into Dave Waters a FB and running friend never know.   I did 20K took a beer break then headed back out for another 5K.  It was sunny but cool wi†h a s†I'll westerly wind.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tired Saturday

Another tough day today that didn't leave a whole lot of time for a run.  Managed to squeeze in a little  5.6 Ker on the backyard trail was hot!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Ditto yesterday but better

Another 10.4Ks logged on the backyard trail .  This time there was a few beers in the hammock afterwards ..good music, sunshine  and beer is better again!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Happy Trails

10.4Ks logged on the backyard trail late this afternoon.   There was a little more pop in the legs and the temperature was pleasantly cool.   Looking forward to Nigara in a week and a bit!  

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Get er done run

Late afternoon run done logging 10.4K on the back roads and tractor trails of Glenelg.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Chilly Trail Tuesday

Another busy day but as is usual I fit one in.  Almost thought about a rest day but decided to get a short one in on the backyard trail logging 5.6 Ks.   Itching to get back out on the Bruce Trail again ... maybe in a day or two.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Trail Monday

104 Ks on the backyard trail this afternoon.   No hammock time due to a T Storm.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Beaver Valley Falling Water Trail

20.5Ks with my best running peep Grant today it was a real joy to be out on the Bruce Trail today almost 4 years to the day that Grant and I did the run with Anne....

Beaver Valley video from oh so long ago ...

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Saturday Trail

10.6K logged on the backyard trail on a warm afternoon.  Had a few beers in the hammock streaming my favourite classic rock station and for a few minutes I almost felt normal.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Thursday Friday

Did a little 10Ker on the backyard trail late this afternoon.   Yesterday was a stress day...I got to sit in a really nice blue room with padded walls and talk to a nice lady for a couple of hours.  They sent me home with some pills and I am ok now!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Trail Time

Good start to June with a 10.4K run on the backyard trail.

May Totals

May. 298.5K
YTD 1,521.3K

Two races the Seaton Soaker 50K and the blow 100 Mile Sulphur 80K complted.  

Last day of May

Only enough time to get a 5.6K run in on the backyard trail.